16 Dec 2004

Samoa readvertises health CEO job, drops liability issue

2:38 pm on 16 December 2004

Samoa's Public Service Commission says a senior health official is no longer liable for charges alleging breaches of the Public Service Act.

The Ministry of Health's former Chief Executive, Lolofie Taulealeausumai Dr. Eti Enosa, faced 45 fraud charges, after he was suspended on full pay and benefits in September.

A senior journalist of the Samoa Observer, Terry Tavita, says Lolofie's position as CEO is now being advertised.

"He's no longer liable, but that doesn't mean he's been cleared. The charges will still there but as the position is being advertised, and if Lolofie decides to reapply, and subsequently becomes appointed, he then becomes liable to become a public servant."

Terry Tavita says Lolofie and the PSC have consistently declined to comment on the matter.